Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today expressed his support for the 2012 summer reading programs offered by the Assembly and the New York State Library. Crouch encouraged youngsters across our state to go to their public libraries and join the Assembly’s 2012 Summer Reading Challenge or the State Library’s 2012 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program.
Research shows that children who participate in summer reading programs avoid learning losses typically associated with summer break. These programs allow young people to take full advantage of the resources offered at public libraries, such as reading lists, storytelling, music and interactive science presentations. The programs also offer services for kids and teens to safely use the Internet and socialize with their peers, as well as opportunities for parents to engage with their children in a learning environment.
“As a grandfather of six, I understand how important it is to keep our schoolchildren active in learning over the summer break,” said Crouch. “The Summer Reading Challenge is a great opportunity to support our children’s progress toward college and their future careers.”
In addition to the tools provided to help children stay active with reading and learning, they also will receive recognition for their efforts at the end of the program in order to inspire them to continue their growth as successful students.
“I hope all of New York’s youngsters will take advantage of the great programs offered at our libraries,” said Crouch. “I encourage parents and grandparents to support their children as they continue their development as students.”